Perth facing more COVID limits, slashes international arrivals by half

Original article by
The West Australian – Page: Online : 26-Apr-21

Australia has recorded seven new COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine nationwide in the last 24 hours. Western Australia recorded one locally-acquired case on 24 April, the first day of a snap-three day lockdown of Perth and the Peel region. Premier Mark McGowan has warned that some restrictions are likely to remain in place if the lockdown ends as scheduled at 11.59pm on 26 April. It was prompted by two cases of community transmission that have been linked to the Mercure quarantine hotel in Perth. McGowan also says the federal government has accepted his request to temporarily cap the state’s returned travellers at just 512 per week from 29 April. He adds that WA cannot return to its previous weekly cap of 1,025 unless ‘proper’ commonwealth quarantine facilities are used.


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